further secrets of what
happens if you stay in the museum
after dark, Night At The Museum 2
resurrects a host of eccentric
characters from the first film
some scary newcomers causing
hilarious mayhem and terrorising
humans and living exhibits alike... HAVING WITNESSED THE AWESOME SIGHT of exhibits coming to life and befriended
them, security guard Larry Daly (Ben Stiller: Tropic Thunder; Meet The Fockers)
has left his job at the Museum of Natural History in New York to become the
billionaire CEO of Daly Devices and inventor of such innovations as the Glow
In The Dark Flashlight and the Unloseable Keyring.
Two years on, Larry clashes again with the obnoxious Dr McPhee (Ricky Gervais:
Ghost Town; The Office) while visiting the museum, and he is horrified
to discover that most of the exhibits are being packed up and sent into deep
storage in the Federal Archives an underground facility beneath The Smithsonian
Institution, the world's largest museum.
Larry manages to hide until after dark and speaks to Teddy Roosevelt (Robin
Williams: Mrs Doubtfire; Jumanji) and tiny cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson:
Marley And Me; Wedding Crashers), who accuses Larry of deserting his
friends. Teddy, Rexy and a few others will be staying but the rest will be replaced
by holograms. The exhibits being sent to Washington face the frightening prospect
of never being able to come to life again
While at home with his son Nicholas (Jake Cherry) Larry is contacted by desperate
tiny cowboy Jedediah, who by some miracle has managed to telephone him to ask
him for help.
Larry goes to Washington and manages to get into the Smithsonian Institute by
stealing an ID card from aggressive museum security guard Brundon. Having accessed
a floor plan of the building on his computer, Nicky helps his father to track
down the exhibits at the Federal Archives.
But the problem is worse than he feared. The Tablet of Ahkmunrah has been smuggled
into the archives and is bringing to life some of the most notorious villains
in history, including legendary mobster Al Capone (Jon Bernthal), the cruel
Attila The Hun (Patrick Gallagher), terrifying Ivan The Terrible (Christopher
Guest) and military dictator Napoleon Bonaparte (Alain Chabat). Worst of all,
the brother of Akhmunrah (Rami Malek), the evil Pharaoh Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria:
Run, Fat Boy, Run; The Simpsons Movie and also the voice of The
Thinker and Lincoln) has come to life and seeks to bring his army back from
the land of the dead in order that he may rule the world.
Gathering his eccentric friends together, including Jedediah and Octavius (Steve
Coogan: Alan Partridge; Around The World In 80 Days), Larry decides to
fight back. But he is momentarily distracted by newcomer Amelia Earhart (the
lovely Academy Award-nominated Amy Adams: Enchanted; Doubt) with her
can-do attitude, who teaches him the importance of having fun.
Night At The Museum 2 is rip-roaring action adventure all the way as
all hell is let loose; with Larry and Amelia determined to regain control of
the tablet, save their friends and the world, and restore some sense of normality!
This film is hilariously funny and inventive, with captivating portrayals
of characters from the pages of history, cameo roles and incredibly clever sub-plots.
A cowardly Custer (Bill Hader) gets grit back in his craw and the rapping cherubs
are a great touch. There is a fantastic sequence where Larry travels uniquely
back to 1945 and interacts with characters from that time. Watch out for the
extra mini-reel that accompanies the credits. A kindness is repaid in a big
way and Larry gets help from a rather unexpected source.
What will happen if Kahmunrah finds the tablet and discovers the secret combination
to activate it? Will Larry be able to save his friends in time before sunrise?
Come to that, will there be a Night At The Museum 3? I do hope so!
Night At The Museum 2 also features: Mizuo Peck as Sacajawea; Jay Baruchel
as Sailor Joey Motorola; and George Foreman as Himself. Cherub's Voices: Kevin
Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas; Voice of Einstein: Eugene Levy; and Voice of
Easter island Head: Brad Garrett. Music is by Alan Silvestri; Director of Photography
is John Schwartzman; Produced by Shawn Levy and Chris Columbu and Michael Barnatha;
Written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon; Directed by Shawn Levy.
Share the adventure and see history come
to life: switch on to a night of adventure when Night At The Museum 2,
the smash hit sequel to Night At The Museum, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray,
courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, on 9 November 2009. Certificate:
PG | Running Time: 105 Minutes | RRP: £19.99 (DVD) | RRP: £24.99 (Triple Pack:
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy).
"Night At The Museum 2… rip-roaring action adventure all the way as all
hell is let loose" Maggie Woods, MotorBar
Blu-ray Disc Only Interactive Scavenger Hunt | Digital Copy | Twelve
Deleted Scenes | Historical Confessions: Famous Last Words | Museum Magic: Entering
The World Of The Photograph | Cavemen Conversations: Survival of the Wittiest
| Secret Doors and Scientists: Behind The Scenes of the Natural History Museum
| Phinding Pharaoh | The Jonas Brothers in Cherub Bootcamp | Directing 201:
A Day In The Life of Director / Producer Shawn Levy | Gangster Levy | Fox Movie
Channel Presents: Making A Scene | Fox Movie Channel Presents: World Premier.
Blu-Ray Disc and DVD Smartphone Interactivity | The Curators of Comedy
Behind The Scenes of NATM2 | Gag Reel | Commentary by Director Shawn Levy |
Commentary by Writers Robert Ben Grant and Thomas Lennon.
The exciting array of Blu-ray and DVD special features on offer provide something
for the whole family to enjoy. The Blu-ray specific Scavenger Hunt feature allows
fans to test their museum knowledge and discover more about the characters and
exhibits; the Blu-ray version will also feature Digital Copy allowing viewers
to download the film onto any handheld device and take the adventure with them.
Blu-ray and DVD viewers can both enjoy Smartphone Interactivity that delivers
forty interactive opportunities during the viewing of the film.